Our Community Hui - on a wet, cold night

Kia ora/Thank You to Gordon, Paulette, Jasmine, Sharon, Andrew, Andrew, Manea, Rose and Mary who turned up tonight (Tuesday 14th) despite the wet very off-putting weather! Acknowledgements too to the ODT reporter (Debbie) who was present. Before preliminary findings from the Community Survey were given by Rose, we went over the history of the Brockville Community Project and talked about the work that has happened since June 2011. Rose had prepared a brief "Olympic Rings and Medals" presentation to help us understand the inter-connections through and around the Management Group of the BCDP. We discussed briefly when we might have the next Community Hui. One suggestion was November ~ when the weather has improved ~ another suggestion was possibly on the 3rd Sunday of the month ~ that is, the Community Pot-Luck Dinner.

Some of the preliminary findings from the Survey:-

  • Survey - 120 completed forms were returned, giving us a return rate of 13%.
  • 69% of those who answered wanted more Events to be held in Brockville ~ such as market days and "street parties".
  • We asked whether it was hard or easy for people new to the community to "fit in" - the answer was "Yes". That is, yes it is easy for some and hard for others. 
  • We cannot thank everyone who participated enough for all the opinions and insights offered through the Survey and will be making every effort to ensure that the feed-back and wide range of suggestions are acted on.

We offered Survey repspondents a chance to win one of five $50 grocery vouchers. Thank You & Congratulations to Laura Lewis, Neil Morey, Elaine Craigie, Andrea Knight and Evotia Laufiso, the winners. Thanks Evotia for donating Your prize to another whaanau in Brockville. 

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